Scandals

Horrors! Sen. Menendez (D) Scandal Uncovered by Republican Group, NYT Chides on Sunday's Front Page

Eric Lipton made the front page of Sunday's Times with a strange sort of rebuttal to the paper's investigation into influence-peddling scandals surrounding Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez: ...

CBS Sees Too Much 'Personal Baggage' for Gingrich; Other GOP 2012 Candidates Unable to Match Obama Fund-Raising

Discussing the possibility of Newt Gingrich running for president in 2012, on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge touted "big negatives" for the former House speaker: "...baggage that ...

Reporters Herszenhorn and Hulse Again Forward Rep. Clyburn's 'Racial Slur' Falsehoods

The Times cites Rep. James Clyburn as a credible source on racism, and fails to challenge his false claim of Tea Party protesters hurling racial slurs on Capitol Hill on March 20. No surprise ...

While Post Fronts Latest Rep. Massa Developments, NYT Files Incomplete AP Brief on A-12

The Massa story moves forward, as reports surfaced that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office had been alerted to Massa's behavior with young male staffers back in October and the GOP moved to ...

That Wacky South Carolina GOP!

Reporter Robbie Brown slips in some Democratic partisanship in a supposedly fun story about the wacky South Carolina GOP, quoting a Democratic official about the state as an accentuated microcosm ...

Times Plays Catch-Up to Washington Post on Congressional Ethics Scoop

A big lead-story scoop from the Washington Post becomes a Page 22 piece in Friday's New York Times.

Disgraced Sen. Ensign Swiftly Identified as GOP, Disgraced Dems Not ID'd at All

The Times let us know by word four the Republican Party affiliation of Sen. John Ensign, who confessed to having an affair. By contrast, the paper has often failed to even mention the party ...

To the Washington Post, Bill Clinton is a Man of Character

The article gives an overall impression of a good man wronged, but still fighting for his valiant, equally wronged wife's name and campaign prospects. It's not that the Clintons lack character, ...

Another Sappy, Scandal-Free Profile of Hillary

Mark Leibovich's sympathy for Hillary Clinton oozes through in a 2,500-word story, in which not a single opponent of Hillary Clinton is cited.

Tom Delay vs. Matt Lauer

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